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MiniWelsh
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MiniWelsh
   Old Thread  #54 8 May 2021 at 10.24am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #52
Just placed my 1st order, having read this thread look forward to receiving it and trying them out
blanka
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blanka
   Old Thread  #53 8 May 2021 at 6.26am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #52
Received my second order from Gav, with a free gift as the delivery was a little late. What can I say, top notch bait and customer service. Problem is I will end up buying his full range of hook baits, they are so different from anything else I have ever used.
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #52 6 May 2021 at 9.12pm    Login    Register
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Evening lads.....squids are out of stock already! We will be working around the clock this weekend to do another batch. Yes the pepper is the best bit and even after time in the drink you can still smell and taste it in the baits. Krill and cal.......isnít it a Carpy old smell. Every message I get is the same........they stink but my god do they work. We have been real busy again this week and I need to get back on making basemix as my freezers are empty but we are nearly completed in the new place. We will be offering some of the additives in the future for all of you guys who tinker with your own baits or hookbaits. Very exciting times 😉
colors
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colors
   Old Thread  #51 5 May 2021 at 10.49pm    Login    Register
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Received my squids and krill pop ups, canít half smell the pepper in those squids really impressed. The krill smell deliciously horrid, made my Mrs leave the room, again very impressed
lilharbs
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lilharbs
   Old Thread  #50 5 May 2021 at 10.43pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #47
Hi mate, squid is showing out of stock?
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #49 4 May 2021 at 8.08pm    Login    Register
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15mm pop ups and Wafters are being added all the time if you prefer those sizes. All on the website. We listen to what you guys want and adapt our mixes to suit you all. Nobody has asked a for 28mm bottom bait yet 😂
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #48 4 May 2021 at 8.04pm    Login    Register
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Glad you like them Ian....my phone is just buzzing with Similar stories and today we have had several 40s and a 52 reported on the products from very tricky venues so there is something in it for sure! I hope they keep you busy this year!
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #47 4 May 2021 at 8.02pm    Login    Register
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Good evening everyone, another crazy day at the madhouse but I have just flopped on the sofa for ten minutes!

If I was asked to launch out one hookbait then itís the Sting! I do most of my carping in winter and there is something in that flavour colour combo I love. I have landed some amazing carp over the years and that bait has caught me more than any other attractor type hookbait. But we need to move with the seasons and changing habits so I tend to favour the matching pop ups or food baits come the summer.
The squid is going to catch a silly amount of carp seeing as itís a nice colour and has some nice additives inside.
The krill and cal is proving effective ever since itís conception but just look whatís in it! so it will be probably be the biggest seller moving forward.
wac
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   Old Thread  #46 4 May 2021 at 2.22pm    Login    Register
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When are more 14 / 15mm out?
carpstar40
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carpstar40
   Old Thread  #45 4 May 2021 at 9.44am    Login    Register
All I can say is the HC hookbaits have been a newly acquired confidence in a pot for me, from finding this thread I ordered the Eaton's and Pineapples to try, first time out and one carp on the bank with the Eaton's second week out three further takes on both Eaton's and Pineapples albeit two tench one at 8+ lb another at 9.11 and a double figure bream, blanks on the lake I'm fishing are the norm so happy with the string being pulled by any species really especially good specimen sized ones.

The lake is not easy to fish, around 50 acres with limited bank and swims for us to fish, not a massively high stock but considering we have about 300 metres of bank to fish from it can be quite tricky as the fish can be 4 or 500 hundred yards away and only in our area at certain times of the year or weather conditions dependent so when they do come into range you want to know your hook bait is at least fishing effectively, a good mate/fishing buddy of mine had a look at the baits after me catching first time out, coincidence maybe?

He took the plunge and is a corkball fan so ordered the Krill and Can and Oily Salmon , he had them with him the weekend just gone his fishing was at a range 130+ to an area you cannot access from anywhere else similar to my first one on the Eaton's so singles were the order of the day for him, he managed three at the weekend on the K&C's all over 20lb with one of those fish at least over 45 years old and doesn't grace the bank that often some of them quite regularly go uncaught for years, he was over the moon first time out with the baits and caught more in one weekend than he had managed in his previous season, mind you half a dozen fish for the year is a decent result for most, his confidence has just shot through the roof and it was great to be with him and witness it, I have just placed another order this morning as it's hard for me to ignore his result on the K&C's corkballs this weekend just gone, again coincidence? I don't seem to think so or at least i'm being convinced it's not.
lilharbs
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lilharbs
   Old Thread  #44 3 May 2021 at 10.18pm    Login    Register
Coconut eh.......whenís that one out?
CV-Deano
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   Old Thread  #43 3 May 2021 at 10.16pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #40
no problem im sure you wont be disappointed
colors
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colors
   Old Thread  #42 3 May 2021 at 9.55pm    Login    Register
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Whatís your favourite from your range , you must have one 😀
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #41 3 May 2021 at 9.08pm    Login    Register
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Evening lads, been busy moving from the old unit to the new one today (yes on a bank holiday 😂 .
Colours, well I will do my best to explain. Sting in yellow is made from a very soluble dye. Itís that perfect sweet corn yellow when you get them and launch them in but they will certainly wash out within hours to a nice pale yellow. It is one of the things I love about that specific pop up. The mix is designed to let flavour out or in if you choose to spray soak or coat in anything, but without losing buoyancy.
Eton mess pink........that is made from a fluro pink dye and will not wash out to the same extent. They area a nice pink and everyone seems to love that colour for some reason. The almond is bright pink! The new squid is the one that makes my phone bleep constantly at the moment and I dropped one into 18 foot of water for 18 hours and it came back looking almost the same as it went in. Not all dyes react the same. The yellow is the most soluble by far and if you test them in a tank you will see this clearly. The new coconut is a grey colour and that doesnít seem to change much in water. Thanks for the nice words from everyone below it keeps us going when we are drowning in muck and squid flavour 😉
SPINBOWLER
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SPINBOWLER
   Old Thread  #40 3 May 2021 at 8.55pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #38
Thanks for the very kind offer mate, I'm going to order some anyway, there's a few other bits I fancy now off the back of this thread.
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